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Article By: Debbie Galbraith dgalbraith@tnonline.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

I worry about the children growing up in this nation during this time of uncertainty.

One cannot turn on the television today without hearing about shooting deaths and name-calling ads or events by the presidential candidates and their staff members.

As much as parents and grandparents try to shelter children from this negativity, I’m convinced the young ones still hear some of what is said on television or the Internet, even if they are in the other room playing.

Drug education, prevention program offered tonight

Monday, May 2, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Parents, guardians and members of the Salisbury community are invited to a heroin and opioid prevention education program 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the Salisbury HS auditorium.

The program is presented by The Center for Humanistic Change and a version of the program was presented to all students at the high school April 18 and 22.

The adult version will include the same material as well as a visual of household items being used to support the drug use which can be a tool for early intervention.

Whitehall man marks pastoral milestone

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Rev. Stephen Emick, pastor for spiritual formation and discipleship at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown (FPCA), 3231 W. Tilghman St., recently celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry.

Now in his 26th year, Emick, of Whitehall, reflects on his career and the future of the church.

Originally from Scranton, Emick graduated from high school and thought he would pursue a career in music.

He attended Marywood University in Scranton and fell into communication arts, receiving his bachelor of arts in communication arts/radio and television.

Drug education and prevention program offered

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Parents, guardians and members of the Salisbury community are invited to a heroin and opioid prevention education program 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the Salisbury High School auditorium.

The program is presented by The Center for Humanistic Change and a version of the program was presented to all students at the high school April 18 and 22.

The adult version will include the same material as well as a visual of household items being used to support the drug use which can be a tool for early intervention.

Students take on Cops ‘n’ Kids

Friday, April 15, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Students at Harry S Truman Elementary School, Western Salisbury Elementary School and the literary club at Salisbury High School are collecting books for the Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 East Third St., Bethlehem.

To celebrate reading and literacy, the students are collecting new and gently used books for Cops ‘n’ Kids through April 24 at HST and April 29 at WSE. The goal is to collect 1,000 books at each school. The SHS literary club is also collecting books at the school through April 29.

Operations committee reviews 2016-2017 projected budget

Friday, April 15, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Salisbury residents are encouraged to attend the May 2 operations meeting 7 p.m. in the administration building to hear the public presentation of the proposed 2016-2017 final budget.

At the April 4 meeting, Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented information on the recently passed state budget and changes to the final budget.

Bruchak said the $30.03 billion budget in House Bill 1801 became law although it was not signed by Governor Tom Wolf.